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ALPENA COMMUNITY COLLEGE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS January 20, 2011 The Alpena Community College Board of Trustees met for a regular meeting on Thursday, January 20, 2011, in the Roger C.
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ALPENA COMMUNITY COLLEGE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS January 20, 2011 The Alpena Community College Board of Trustees met for a regular meeting on Thursday, January 20, 2011, in the Roger C. Bauer Board Room, 665 Johnson Street, on the College campus. Chairman Briggs called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. Present: John Briggs, Joseph Gentry II, Lisa Hilberg, Florence Stibitz, and Thomas Townsend. Absent: Marc Ferguson Pledge of Allegiance Chairman Briggs led the Board in the Pledge of Allegiance. Approval of Agenda Moved by Member Townsend that the agenda be approved with the addition of two new business items. Ayes: Briggs, Gentry, Hilberg, Stibitz, and Townsend. Nays: None Motion carried. All ayes. Introduction of Guests and Public Comment The following guests signed the roster: Crystal Nelson, The Alpena News; Mark Curtis, ACC; Katherine Meharg, ACC; Karen Bennett, ACC attorney; Sven Pearsall, ACC faculty; Heather Pines, ACC faculty; Jamie Miller, Student Leadership Commission; Don Redker, Student Leadership Commission; Dick Sutherland, ACC; and Steve Sedwick, Student Leadership Commission. There was no public comment. Communication(s) Chairman Briggs read a letter of resignation from the Board from Trustee Dr. Judith Grenkowicz and expressed his thanks to Dr. Grenkowicz for her dedicated service to ACC. Dr. Grenkowicz expressed her regrets in having to leave the Board and attributed her change in residency as the reason for her resignation. 2.499 New Business: Resignation of Dr. Judith Grenkowicz Moved by Member Townsend that the Board accept Dr. Judith A. Grenkowicz s resignation due to a change in residency outside of the ACC district. Ayes: Briggs, Gentry, Hilberg, Stibitz, and Townsend. Nays: None Motion carried. All ayes. Board Member and Subcommittee Reports None Faculty Report Humanities instructor Sven Pearsall presented the faculty Report Student Report Students Chip Redker, Jamie Miller, and Steve Sedwick, members of the newly formed Student Leadership Commission, were in attendance to discuss some identified projects and goals of the new organization that replaced the Student Senate. President s Report The President s Report follows as it was presented. 1. Preliminary Spring Enrollment Report After near record enrollments during fall and spring semesters last year, numbers for the current spring semester have decreased slightly. With dual enrollments from Atlanta Community Schools still to be recorded, headcount stands at 2,076 (down 3.89% from final count a year ago), credit hours at 21,236 (down 2.20%), and contact hours at 25,084 (down 0.76%). As indicated in the chart below, 19 out of 26 Michigan community colleges providing preliminary enrollment figures show declines in either headcount, credit hours, or both. Despite a headcount decline of one student, the number of credit hour enrollments at the Huron Shores Campus increased by 4.78%. The roughly 20% declines in Other Sites mostly dual enrollment reflect both the Atlanta figures still to come and the trend of fewer students in school districts throughout Northeast Michigan. After faltering a bit last year, online class enrollment has come roaring back strongly for both last fall and the current semester. Our instructional plan calls for development of six new online courses per year, so we may expect continuation of growth in this mode of distribution. This year s upgrade of the learning technology technician position has increased the quality and quantity of customer service for both online student and online faculty, which is helping to reinforce the positive trend. There is a bifurcated marketing strategy appropriate for ACC s future to keep enrollments as healthy as possible. For traditional students, we ll endeavor to capture a larger share of a declining base. As reported in The Detroit News two weeks ago, our region continues to witness an exodus of young families and more rapid increases in the average age than other parts of the state. Counting in our favor are both greater recognition of the need for postsecondary education and also the strong reputation of ACC for treating students well. For non traditional students, we ll endeavor to implement Plus 50 Learner marketing and service features to capture a larger share of a growing base. On the financial side of the enrollment report, although we budgeted for level enrollment this year, we have achieved positive variance of $54,149 because of conservative estimates of out of district tuition revenues. In effect, a greater proportion of students paying the higher in state rate resulted in revenue above budget. 2. Kellogg Foundation Grant for ACC and Atlanta Life Skills Organization Vice President Mark Curtis is present this evening with to announce the fruition of work with Atlanta Community Schools Superintendent Teresa Stauffer to acquire a three year $900,000 Kellogg Foundation grant for literacy and family skills development along with technical education and training. As the Kellogg Foundation staff members were nearing their decision, we heard from its program manager that our application was one of the best she had read in twenty years. Heartiest congratulations are due to Teresa and Mark for a strong vision for making significant improvements to the culture and education of Montmorency County, engaging the partners to implement the project, and securing the funds from the Kellogg Foundation and other partners. (See press release below.) Winter 2011 Michigan Community College Preliminary Enrollment Data Community College Report Date Credit Hour Change Head Count Change Credit Hours Head Count ALPENA 1/12/ % 3.10% 21,263 2,062 BAYDENOC 1/10/2011 2% 2% 28,406 2,734 DELTA 1/20/ % 0.01% GLENOAKS 1/11/ % 12.5% GOGEBIC GRANDRAPIDS 1/10/ % +4.77% 166,064 18,064 HFCC 1/10/ % +.84% 169,770 18,223 JACKSON 1/10/ % 1.6% KALAMAZOOVALLEY 1/14/ % 1.6% 108, KELLOGG KIRTLAND 1/17/ % 9.4% LAKEMICHIGAN 1/17/ % +4.2% LANSING 1/20/ % +3.3% 201,232 21,742 MACOMB 1/19/ % 2.9% 218, ,425 MIDMICH 1/19/ % +.13% 48,801 5,238 MONROE 1/18/ % 2.00% MONTCALM 1/5/ % 11% MOTT 1/11/ % 1.8% 113,830 11,970 MUSKEGON 11/29/ % +2.8% 40, NORTHCENTRAL 1/18/ % 1.33% NORTHWESTERN 1/20/ % +2% 51,386 5,217 OAKLANDCC 1/10/ % 1.697% 246, ,272 SCHOOLCRFT 1/17/ % 0.43% 120,574 13,280 SOUTHWESTERN STCLAIR 1/17/ % 6.2% WASHTENAW 1/10/ % 3.9% WAYNECOUNTY WESTSHORE 1/10/ % 1.5% January 20, 2011 CONTACT: Jay Walterreit (989) For immediate release: ALPENA COMMUNITY COLLEGE RECEIVES W.K. KELLOGG FOUNDATION GRANT TO PROVIDE LITERACY AND COLLEGE LEVEL PROGRAMMING IN ATLANTA ALPENA, MICH. Alpena Community College and the Atlanta Life Skills Organization (ALSO) were recently awarded a W.K. Kellogg Foundation grant to address the profound educational and economic needs of the Atlanta, Michigan, community. The grant, totaling approximately $899,809, will enable ALSO to promote literary and family skills and provide technical education and training. In 2009, representatives of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation visited Northeast Michigan and held meetings in Alpena and Hillman. During these meetings they asked how the foundation might be able to help the people of the region. Teresa Stauffer, Superintendent of Atlanta Community Schools, had already embarked on a literacy program involving the nationally recognized Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes with staff training and other efforts. She saw the overture from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation as way to expand her vision for Montmorency County, which in addition to literacy programming included the on-site of offering college level occupational and general education courses. As discussions with Kellogg Foundation staff continued, Stauffer began to enlist additional partners, including Alpena Community College, in what eventually became the Atlanta Life Skills Organization (ALSO). Over the next year, Dr. Mark A. Curtis, Vice President for Instruction at ACC, and Stauffer met several times and jointly prepared a formal grant proposal. The proposal was submitted by ACC in October 2010 and the award was confirmed during the second week of January 2011. The grant award is $899, and will be used during the grant period, which goes through August The total budget for the project is $1,133,670 and includes additional resources and contributions of cash and in-kind donations provided by ALSO partners. The Atlanta Life Skills Organization is a consortium of educators, community/business leaders, and literacy experts brought together to address the profound educational and economic needs of the Atlanta, Michigan, community. The project has two central themes: 1) literacy and family skills and 2) technical education and training. The literacy and family skills portion of the grant is a comprehensive initiative comprised of K-12 language and literacy development through the Atlanta Community Schools (ACS) along with family literacy and life skills offered after school at family and adult education clinics. ACS will partner with Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes to implement a proven, innovative literacy model to improve professional development for all ACS teachers and learning outcomes for students. The organization partners extensively with high-risk school districts and agencies to implement systemic and sustained literacy initiatives. They are renowned for their innovative programs and literacy solutions, especially with highly vulnerable student populations. This literacy model will be implemented district-wide for all staff and students in ACS. It will also be integrated with the existing pre-kindergarten initiative the Great Start program funded by the Kellogg Foundation with training and support in the programs available to all pre-kindergarten staff. Family and adult literacy development will be extended throughout the community with the establishment of family education clinics. Services will be provided by community volunteers and other partners in this initiative, who will be trained in the literacy programs and family skills activities, and will be available to individuals ages three through adult. The Family Skills portion will run concurrently in pods so that family members can take seminars relating to areas of need such as parenting skills, family budgeting, 4-H youth and family projects, faith-based activities, nutrition seminars, understanding real estate, adult literacy, and arts skills. Technical education and training will be offered and delivered in conjunction with other industrial and business partners by Alpena Community College in the form of college-level courses that can be taken by dual-enrolled high school students and adult-age community members. Atlanta Life Skills Organization Partners: Alpena Community College Atlanta Bible Church Atlanta Chamber of Commerce Atlanta Community Schools Big Rock Church Community Consortium Montmorency Public Library Montmorency Tribune Moran Iron Works MSU Extension NEMSCA Foster Grandparents NEMSCA Preschool, Great Start Full Gospel Church Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes Lutheran Family Services Michigan Works NEMCSA School Success Northeast Michigan Consortium Shelter, Inc. WIA The W.K. Kellogg Foundation, established in 1930, supports children, families and communities as they strengthen and create conditions that propel vulnerable children to achieve success as individuals and as contributors to the larger community and society. Grants are concentrated in the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean, and southern Africa. For further information on the foundation, please visit Action Items Referendum for Posen Consolidated School District #9 to Join Alpena Community College District Moved by Member Townsend that the Alpena Community College Board of Trustees authorizes college staff members to proceed with steps leading to the placement of ballot measures a) to join the ACC District and b) to assume property taxation at the 2.5 mill rate for the support of the college before electors of the Posen Consolidated School District #9 in accordance with all applicable laws and policies. Ayes: Briggs, Gentry, Hilberg, Stibitz, and Townsend. Nays: None Motion carried. All ayes Referendum for Onaway Area Community Schools to Join Alpena Community College District Moved by Member Stibitz that the Alpena Community College Board of Trustees authorizes college staff members to proceed with steps leading to the placement of ballot measures a) to join the ACC District and b) to assume property taxation at the 2.5 mill rate for the support of the college before electors of the Onaway Area Community Schools in accordance with all applicable laws and policies. Ayes: Briggs, Gentry, Hilberg, Stibitz, and Townsend. Nays: None Motion carried. All ayes New Business: Referendum for Posen Consolidated School District #9 to Join Alpena Community College District Moved by Member Hilberg and seconded by Member Townsend that 1. This Board hereby determines to proceed to submit the question of annexation of the Posen Consolidated School District #9, located in Presque Isle County, Michigan. 2. The Secretary of this Board is hereby authorized to initiate proceedings for annexation as provided under Section 41 of the Community College Act 331 of 1966, as amended. 3. The Secretary of this Board is hereby authorized and directed to file a copy of this resolution with the Superintendent of Public Instruction requesting the approval of the annexation of the Posen Consolidated School District #9 to the Alpena Community College District and approval to submit to the electors of the Posen Consolidated School District #9, the question of the annexation and the question of authorizing the levy of the annual property tax available to the School District of 2.5 miles for community college purposes, said rate being the maximum rate in effect in the Alpena Community College District at the present time. 4. The Secretary of this Board is hereby authorized and directed to file a copy of this resolution, together with the approval from the Superintendent of Public Instruction, with the Secretary of the Board of Education for the Posen Consolidated School District #9 notifying the Board of Education Secretary of the submission of the question of annexation and the question of authorizing the tax levy of the annual property tax available to the School District, of 2.5 mills for community college purposes, said rate being the maximum rate in effect in the Alpena Community College District at the present time. 5. The annexation and property tax questions will be stated on the ballot in Posen Consolidated School District #9 IN SUBSTANTIALLY THE FOLLOWING FORM: I. ANNEXATION PROPOSAL Shall Posen Consolidated School District #9 be annexed to the Alpena Community College District? II. MILLAGE PROPOSAL Shall the Board of trustees of the Alpena Community College District be authorized to levy a tax on all property to extend community college services to the Posen Consolidated School District #9, not to exceed the annual rate of 2.5 mills ($2.50 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation)? 6. This Board does hereby approve May 3, 2011, as the date for a special election within Posen Consolidate School District #9, subject to the approval of the Superintendent of Public Instruction and the county election scheduling committee. 7. All resolutions and parts of resolution insofar as they conflict with the provisions of this resolution be and the same are hereby rescinded. Ayes: Briggs, Gentry, Hilberg, Stibitz, and Townsend. Nays: None Motion carried. All ayes Financial Report Dr. Joynton reviewed the Financial Report with the Board Personnel Report The Personnel Report showed no additions/replacements; resignations, retirements; or others Gifts and Grants Report The Gifts and Grants Report showed the attached activity. New Business New Business items and were addressed earlier in the agenda. Suggested Future Agenda Items Secretary Spragg indicated she had not pursued a request from the Board at the last meeting to find a suitable date for a February retreat due to the resignation of Member Grenkowicz and the desire by Board leadership to wait until a new trustee was selected before scheduling a retreat. Next Regular Meeting February 17, 2011, 7:00 p.m. Adjournment The meeting was adjourned at 7:47 p.m. Elizabeth L. Spragg Secretary of the Board of Trustees
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